Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Short Message Service (SMS)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Permanent jobs citing SMS 11 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.93% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.87% - -
Number of salaries quoted 11 0 0
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 - -
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +41.67% -57.14% +223.70%

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 124 174 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.47% 14.73% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 105 145 156
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.89% +16.92%
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £65,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SMS in Staffordshire.

Salary trend for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SMS in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Salary histogram for SMS in Staffordshire

SMS
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 7 £37,500 -
Lichfield - 1 £32,500 -
SMS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for SMS.

1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) OLTP
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) AccuRev
5 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
5 1 (9.09%) High Availability
5 1 (9.09%) CSS3
5 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (9.09%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (9.09%) Internet

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) iTrent
1 1 (9.09%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) OLTP
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (9.09%) QlikView
4 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) AccuRev
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) DBA
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Information Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Junior DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Development Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (9.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
1 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) IT Governance
2 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
2 1 (9.09%) System Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
2 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
2 1 (9.09%) Time Management
2 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
2 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) IDERA
1 1 (9.09%) PayPal